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Escape to Niramaya

Feeling trapped in never-ending online classes, a young student daydreams. Or does she?

  • Makarand Nalgirkar
  • Makarand Nalgirkar
  • Michael M. Mauro
  • Makarand Nalgirkar
  • Carmen Raad
    Key Cast
  • Dale Dobson
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Stolly"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 29 seconds
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Motion Picture Institute
Director Biography - Makarand Nalgirkar

Makarand Nalgirkar, a recent graduate of the Motion Picture Institute, is a writer, director, and producer, with a background in technology, entrepreneurship, and business. Having grown up in India on a staple of Bollywood films, Makarand brings a unique perspective to his work that combines old-world sensibilities with a contemporary approach. Makarand's 2021 student short film Comprehension won the best child actor award at the IndieX Film Fest, an International film festival in Los Angeles.

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